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Novel coronavirus spreads to Tunisia

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 23 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3372
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The novel coronavirus that first appeared in the Middle East has spread to Tunisia, with two cases being reported in the north African country for the first time, the World Health Organization has confirmed.

The two new laboratory confirmed cases are in a 34 year old man and his 35 year old sister, who are thought to have caught the virus from their father, who became ill three days after returning from a visit to Qatar and Saudi Arabia and died on 10 May. The Tunisian health authorities are investigating the outbreak, and close contacts of the family are being monitored.

As at 22 May this brings …

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